Lock It Up! Support Thread (Sisterlocs, Dreads, Freeform, Etc)

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  1. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    Alright now!!! They have come along nicely. Have you decided to keep them intact and not combine?
     
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    Thank you! I think I’m going to keep them intact for now and see how this new consultant works out.
     
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    I will be 5 years loc'd next month!:yahoo: I'll probably retwist this weekend.
     
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    Hi everyone! I pretty much been on cruise control with my locs. I'm 4.5 mths loced and almost 5wks since my last retwist. I had a severe skin infection that spread to my scalp but its clearing up. I've been wearing headbands a lot and I have been geling my edges. When I see build up I use rose water and a t-shirt to remove.
     

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    Guinan Re-Branding

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    This man's locks are everything!!!
     

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    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    I saw his pic on Facebook the other week. He is gorgeous! And your hair still looks great!
     
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    I’m 4.5 months in. Due a retightening but haven’t done it yet. My shrinkage is crazy and the bottom half of my hair is loose so I look like I have some kind of weird mullet. But on the upside, the left temple where my hair has been thin is thickening up nicely. I see a huge difference there.
     
  8. Cattypus1

    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    Your locs looks ok AWESOME! I couldn’t go 5 weeks I’d I tried. I’ve been lucky to get 2!
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    I swear I think the rosewater/vitamin e/AVJ mix is locing my hair. I spray at night and let it air dry and then cover with my satin bonnet and go to bed. There is a lot less frizz and I look a lot less crazy. Now to get that super fast grow going!
     
  10. prettywhitty

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    What’s the radio of rose water, vitaminE and AVJ? Are you using the lily of the desert for AVJ?
     
  11. Cattypus1

    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    The mixture was 50:50 vitamin e oil and rosewater. I used that for a bit before someone reminded me about AVJ. I’d like to say that my mix is equal parts of each but honestly I just added AVJ to the mix after the fact. I am using Lilly of the desert whole leaf.
     
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    Thanks. I have rose water and I think I have vitamin E oil.
     
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    Cattypus1 That's not how any of this works...

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    You’re welcome. I use one of those continuous spray mist bottles so my hair doesn’t get wet just slightly damp if that makes sense.
     
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    I use Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Juice and rosewater. I don't put vitamin E or any other oil in my mix because I don't like oil in my spray bottles because it clogs them up. I also prefer to oil my scalp and let the oil get on my locks instead.

    So my mix is 1 cup rosewater, 1 cup aloe vera juice, 20 drops of glycerin, and about 5 drops of lavendar EO. Sometimes I adjust the amounts as needed and decrease the amount of rosewater to make room for regular water.

    It was me! :yep:
     
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    I may have to try this. The front of my hair is no where near being loced.
     
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    So are his outfits. Ok now ok! Lol.
     
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    It looks great. And I’m glad your scalp has healed! I thank my lucky stars that I never had a problem with a severely itchy or problematic scalp. That would have been the one thing to end my journey ASAP. I don’t do well with my scalp going haywire, can’t tolerate it.
     
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    My 3 year Loc anniversary is in exactly 2 weeks. I honestly thought I wouldn’t make it this far. :look: Also I logged into my personal Instagram page that I neglected the past 6 months only to find 73 DM’s asking For Loc advice.:eek: :spinning:

    Because of that I am considering making a separate Loc journey IG page (even though I’m 3 years in) to help other people out. With what idk? I’m just not good with content because I literally do nothing to my hair:lachen:(as compared to Beckywiththelocdhair for example) but I like talking hair and plants more than my personal life so we’ll see. :amen:
     
  19. shortycocoa

    shortycocoa Divorce Court Aficionado

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    An early congratulations is in order for you! How do you feel? My one year anniversary is next Tuesday! I am so excited. This year has been awesome.

    As far as the IG page, you should definitely do it. I thought about making one just for my locks MONTHS ago, but as you can see, I haven't. :lachen:

    Use those 73 DMs to get you going with content ideas and posts. You can also talk about what your journey has been like in these past three years so far. If you have any old pics that would help. And that one video that was circulating of you getting your starter locks put in....definitely use that.

    If you still want to sew the cowrie shells in, you can make a post about that....if you're interested in lock jewelry or other adornments for your hair, that's more content for you. People probably want to know what you use on your hair, your regimen, etc.

    Also, talk to Damien and see if you can get a referral fee because I KNOW people are constantly asking you who you went to to start them. It's a win-win. He gets new clients and you get a referral fee for each person.
     
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  20. Cattypus1

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    Indeed it was @shortycocoa! Thank you.
     
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    I'm so proud of myself. I retwisted my own hair and I LOVE the way it turned out. I didnt wash it, I just retwisted it. I used rose water and oil for my retwist. It's so light and fluffy. I definitely see the benefits of not using gel for retwist. I should be able to schedule my next wash and professional retwist w/ my locitican in the next 2-3wks. I did palm rolling. The clip placement was tricky. I also did a little style for the front of my hair.

    I'll try to upload pics later on.
     
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